Preseason No. 25 Wildcats Will Face Two Ranked Opponents in Berkeley
Freshman (2013):Did not compete during any meets in her freshman season, but did practice bars, beam and floor exercise.
Pre-College: Coached by UK head coach Tim Garrison, Rachel Garrison and Tanya Gifford at Nebraska School of Gymnastics ... Region Four Champion on uneven bars in 2011 and 2010 to go along with Regional Championship on floor exercise in 2010 ... Regional Champion on floor at 2009 Regionals ... Nebraska State Champion in all-around, beam, bars and floor in 2011 ... All-around and floor champion at 2011 Pink Invitational ... Placed second on beam and fourth in all-around at 2010 Regionals ... Western Nationals qualifier in 2010 and 2011 including fifth-place performance on bars and floor to go along with seventh in all-around .... Bars and beam champion at 2010 Dragons Invitational as well as second-place finish in all-around and floor ... Competed in diving as a junior at Lincoln Southwest High School ... Member of cheerleading team as freshman in high school ... Member of National Honors Society.
Personal: Full name is Montana Marie Whittle ... Goes by Tana ... Parents are Carl and Paula Whittle ... Has a brother Ansel, 19 ... Native of Lincoln, Neb. ... Brother Ansel, 19, plays football and lacrosse at Endicott College in Massachusetts.